Solved

re-using 2003 member servers in server 2012 essential

Posted on 2013-12-23
1
221 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-07
I'm building a new network to replace an old SBS 2003 which I do not want to migrate for various reasons.  The plan is to use MS hosted Office 365 including email in WSE2012, so no need for in-house Exchange, but I do want to reuse the 2 member servers from it (both server 2003).  The old network (still online until I get the new one configured) uses 3 servers due to our main CAD application redundant license server scheme.  Beside license serving, server "A" is a BDC, main print server and has a shared raid 5 storage; and, Server "B" is the terminal server where our industry specific resource books are shared to the office using remote desktop.  My questions:
1. Do I first remove them as member server from sbs2003 before joining them to WSE2012?
2. Do I need new cals for the old terminal server - can I even do this & still get cals
3. Is it better to re-install the server2003 in those old servers before I join them to wse2012

Any insights would be appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:ra2jim
1 Comment
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
Peter Hutchison earned 500 total points
ID: 39737677
1. Yes, just join it to a Workgroup, reboot, then rejoin to WSE2012 domain and reboot.
2. You will probably need new CALs as the 2003 ones will probably not work on 2012
3. Not really, unless you need to tidy them up.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Introduction: I have always been a big fan of Windows but my liking towards it is slowly being eroded by the variety of other Applications that I encounter, when I browse the Web. Most of the software available is free and maybe Open Source too. …
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the Installation and configuration of the Data Protection Manager product. Note that this demonstration was prepared on the basis of Windows OS is 2008 R2 and DPM 2010. DATA PROTECTI…
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …

860 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question